Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory B. Hicks

35, of Duff, Tennessee.
Hicks was onboard a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter when it crashed near Fallujah, Iraq while on a MEDEVAC mission. He was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on January 8, 2004.

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"REST IN PEACE BROTHER. NICE TO SEE A SITE THAT GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMUNICATE AND TALK ABOUT THE BRAVE MAN OF 1-9 CAV BLACKHAWKS...HOAAAHHHH. LOVE YOU GUYS.
ARIEL AMADOR"
ARIEL AMADOR of DENVE, COLORADO

"Rest in Peace brother. We'll meet again."
Eddie Fligel of Chicago

"Rest in Peace brother. We'll meet again."
Eddie Flige of Chicago

"Thank you for being my Platoon Sergeant and for making the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms and opportunities we all enjoy. I will be looking for you up there. Rest in peace."
CPT John P. Martin of Fort Hood, TX

"SFC Hicks you are never forgotten. 10 years gone. A gentleman and warrior.
~Johnny, 2nd Plt. B Co. 1/9 Cav"
Erik Johnson of Piermont, NY

"10 yrs brother...miss you RIP"
Andres Ruiz of Houston, TX

"SFC Hicks you will always be remembered. I have your name, along with our other Blackhawk brothers who fell, tattooed on my arm so that everyone who sees it will ask me about it. This way I can always tell them the stories of how you inspired so many of us, and led us to become much better soldiers and men. You and the others will never be forgotten, for your brothers in B.Co will never let it happen.

I still remember you running me into the ground during "fat boy" PT! I am lucky to have known you, and am better for it. Thanks for everything and God Bless Your Family.

BLACKHAWKS!!!!"
James Troy of Las Vegas, NV USA

"Greg,
I know it has been a few years since we last bumped heads, but I felt it was time for me to "man-up" and write you. I want to thank you for all the guidance you bestowed upon me and for the patience. The night (very early morning) I put you on that aircraft we had the longest conversation, just talking about the Army, Family and life. I thank you, I miss you and I appreciate you. For those that do and do not know, Greg loved his Family, the Army and his country. God Speed my brother!
"ALL GAVE SOME . . . SOME GAVE ALL"
BLACKHAWKS!!!"
CSM Everett O. Clark, I of Indianapolis, IN

"As the days get closer to the time we lost you, it stays fresh on my mind. You were a great soldier, friend and NCO. you are greatly missed. You will always be a Blackhawk of B 1/9 Cav. WHAT TIME IS IT..... BLACKHAWK TIME"
Allen Moten of Killeen, TX

"GOD BLESS ALL FALLING SERVICE MAN,WOMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES."
STEPHEN HICKS AND FAMILY of LAFOLLETTE, TN

"i miss my brother alot i thank of him and my mom all the time he is the best brother in the world i know that he is watching over me and melinda,chris&jennifer all the time we miss him &mom always and for ever"
[spanky] stephen hicks of lafollette,tenn.

"I served with your husband in 1/41 Infantry. He was a terrific soldier then and apperantly stayed that way. I am truly sorry for your loss."
Larry Miller of Las Vegas NV

"Happy Memorial Day. Miss you!!"
Andres Ruiz txtaz35@gmail.com of cypress, tx

"To the family of:Gregory B.Hicks
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga""

"hello old freind i miss you aLOT YOU WHERE LIKE A FATHER FIGURE TO ME A SNOT NOSED PRIVATE THAT DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING YOU WOULD BE SUPRISED TO HEAR I AM MARRIED AND LOOKING TO HAVE KIDS SOON IF IT IS A SON I TEND TO ADD YOUR NAME IN HIS P.S. U WOULD ALSO BE SUPRISED TO HEAR I MADE SGT BEFOR GETTING OUT OF THE ARMY LOL I AM SHURE YOU HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT"
JOHNATHAN RIED of DLLAS T.X

"I served with SFC Hicks at Ft. Lewis Wa. B co.1/23 Inf. We were both from Tennessee so we bonded easily. I can remember times out in the field when we would talk about home and the country cooking that we missed so badly. He could always put a smile on your face that's for sure. We talked about fishing and football many nights under the stars of Yakima WA. I will never forget him and I miss him dearly. You make many friends when your in the service, but few come along that you have so much in common with and who you feel genuinly cares about your well being and success. It didn't matter if you worked for him or not if he knew you and you needed something he would do anything to help. To the family, I know your loss is a great one and I share my condolences with you. He was a GREAT man. I can tell you this; I really can't remember a time that we were at work or in the field or just out on small training mission for the day that he didn't talk about his wife and kids. You were his world. I feel privilaged to have gotten the opportunity to stand side by side with this great man/husband/father. I know that I'm a better man for knowing him and he was a great example of all three mentioned above. A true southern hospitable man and a HERO! I miss you Sarge. Your Tennessee buddy Sgt. Greene (v)"
Mark Greene of Greeneville, TN. USA

"To the Hicks family - Melinda I'm sure that you don't remember me, but I served with your husband in Baumholder. The two of you helped me and my family out when we first arrived, it was the little things that really mattered. I learned so much from SFC Hicks (SSG at the time). The most important thing that he taught me was what it really meant to be an NCO and how to really take care of soldiers. There wasn't anything that he wouldn't do for one of his soldiers. That stuck with me for the rest of my time in the Army, and he will be remebered for the rest of my time on this earth. Thank you for the sacrifice that you made for this Country."
Craig Coburn of Ft Worth, TX

"to sgt hicks and family there is not a day that goes by even after this long since this has happend i miss you spc sturgess, sgt rosenberg and spc chappell i think about yall all the time and hope that your familys are safe and taken care of you will always be rememberd we was a tight company sent there by our selves it was like a brother hood. anyone that wants to get in touch with me i would like to keep in contact with all bravo company 1/9 cav. yim is hankscreno"
spc hanks of baytown texas

"11 FEB 09. Dear Malinda, Jennifer, and Chris. Your Husband and Dad, you already know was my friend. I've been wearing his bracelet since the news of his Sacrifice for our Freedom. Since my tour in Afghanistan in 06-07, I started to do what is called the "Miles of Honor" where I Road March 1-Mile for each of the Enduring Freedom US and Coalition KIA's and I Bike, 1-Mile for each of the Iraqi Freedom KIA's. Currently, to date I have completed over 5,000 Honors combined. My inspiration for this started with Beau. In his Honor and it continues each day. I was Honored to know and serve with him, and believe he is doing the Miles of Honor alongside me in spirit. Tate is a Senior at Junction City High School. He'll graduate in May, perhaps you can meet up with him again. I'll be up there then as well and would like to bring you the Flag I carried in Beau's Memory in Afghanistan. My email is robert.dawsonjr1@us.army.mil. I will be continuing the Miles of Honor on my next tour to Iraq this summer 2009. Take care. Love, Peace, and Freedom. -Rob."
SFC Robert "Dusty" Dawson of Fort Gordon, Georgia

"January 2, 2009
To the family of Sgt. 1st Class Gregory B. Hicks:
Gregory gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Melinda,
It has been such a long time since I have had any contact with you. My best friend, Kate McKirdy, told me about this site for your husband and I just had to look! You have never left my thoughts and I am happy that after the years you are still carrying your husband's memories so stongly. You know that your way of picking up and pushing forward has always been an inspiration to me! My husband always talked to highly of SFC Hicks and what a great NCO he was. Now sitting here in Iraq, taking my turn to serve my country, as I am reading all the messages about the man he was, I truely wish there were more men like him over here! He was and will forever be an inspiration to so many people. Congratulations to you and your family on the new addition.....I am sure Beau is looking down and glowing about it too! I would love to touch base with you again to see how you are doing so email me sometime! patience.avelson@us.army.mil"
Patience Avelson of Fort Hood, TX

"To the family of Greg Hicks,

I was there for the fall of Saigon and at the Wall to see my friends name the last name on it. I cried when I just read the tributes given to another fallen hero, Mr. Gregory Hicks. Sir I did not know you, but I want to thank you for what you did and for the sacrifices you made for me and the rest of the world. You are one of the reasons our country is so great, and when danger was present you ran towards it and not away. Your place is in heaven with God and your earthly sacrafices will never be forgotten.

Amen,

David K. Sumrell"
David K. Sumrell of Norfolk, Virginia

"I was with Hicks in Operation Desert Storm. Delta Company, 1-41 Infantry, 2nd Armored Division (FWD). We were in different platoons, but it should be known that he is a veteran of both Iraq wars. He made the ultimate sacrifice. For us. I send prayers and positive vibes your way."
Jeff Hoffman of Chicago, IL

"We love and miss you Beau!!! You are always in our thoughts!!"
Stefani Hasty of San Antonio, TX

"i love you dad and i wish that you could be here right now its hard for me i love and miss you"
christopher brandon hicks of junction city kansas

"Melinda,
You have been on our minds lately and we are hoping to get to see you in Franklin, TN this year. We lost contact again after last years program and I regret that. I hope all is well with you and your family we think of you often and you will always be in our prayers."
Shelley Courtney (aunt of Tommy Foley) of Dresden, TN

"To the Hicks family from the Wahl family. deeply sadden by the news. gregory has nit died in vaib! He ia an AMERICAN HER! To all that knew he was much more. Healing is a slow process. take it one dayt at atime. reflect on the many many fond memories you each shared together with Gregory. He is still with you in your heart. Be times you just touch your heart. You understand! July 4th gatlinburg we a group of fallen families will unite in Gatlinburg, Tennessee to honor our wounded and fallen. To support our troops serving in harms way. Gregory's brother's and sisters, Gregory's military family."
leonard_wahl@hotmail.com of Spring, Texas

"I served under boe for at least 3 yrs He was my best friend and the best nco I ever had. his wife mendie was also a my best friend I love them both. congradulations to jenifer for her baby. I also hope chris does great in life. They are all a great family. I am sorry for your loss and I love you all jesse atkins Jesatk@yahoo.com"
jesse atkins of bath New York

"This man was my father's leader when he was in the Army. He also was a close friend like a member of the family.I love him with all my heart!!"
Nichole Boardman of East otto,NY

"Mindy,This is late, but I didn't know till just now. I am sorry for your horrific loss."
Lori Atkins of East Otto,NY

"The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.""

I did not write this but believe meit fits the man"
Michael Bland Jr. of Fort Hood, TX

"SFC Hicks you are greatly missed by all the soldiers of the original 9th Cavalry of Fort Hood. I know you are watching over us and will look out for each and every one of us. A HEADHUNTER NEVER FORGETS.
To the family of SFC Hicks let it be known that he was one of the greatest leaders I ever had the privelege of serving under.
Black Hawk Time Always"
Michael Bland Jr. of Fort Hood, TX/USA

"SFC Hicks,
During my time with you in B 1-9 CAV,
you were a inspiration to me and a mentor. I learned alot of great knowqledge as an NCO from you. I also miss alot of you funny stories I heard while we were in JRTC. Take care of the rest of the B 1-9 soldiers up there for me. Thank you for everything"
SSG Kendall, Ricky of 1-36IN Friedberg, Germany

"SFC Hicks this Ruiz, I just want to let you know that today is a special day for you. I want to wish you a Happy Veterans day. Not a day goes by I don't think about you all. Do me a favor, tell Rosy, Chapell and Sturges hello for me."
Andres Ruiz of Killeen, TX

"Sgt. Hicks, Not a day goes by that i dont remember you. You were the man the lead me into a new life. You gave me so much and ask so little. I only wish i could have stayed there with you and the rest of the platoon. I will always remember what you said in Kuwait. Sgt. Hicks i cant wait til the day i see you again, and take your orders."
PFC Perry of Houston tx

"SFC HIcks, I miss you everyday, you were not olny my plt. sgt. or my bradley cmdr. or my mentor, most of all you were my great friend, full of advice, always had the best answer for every thing. So laid back. I envy you. I am still honered that I was able to speak at your memorial, I hope I made you proud. I did my best just like you showed me. You will never be forgoten.

To Melinda,
If you need anything, just let me know."
Andres Ruiz tx_taz35@yahoo.com of Killeen

"I had the great honor of working with SFC hicks in JROTC he was my tank secsions plt sgt. He is a great man and soldier and he'll never be forgottin"
Reed E May of FH TX.

"Melinda Hicks,

I've seen your letters to SFC Hicks on this web site, and I wanted you, and everybody who reads these posts, to know exactly how much of a hero your husband was in my eyes. I served with him in Iraq - I was the Battalion Surgeon at his Forward Operating Base.

SFC Hicks had bad osteoarthritis of his knees. I wasn't even aware that he had knee problems when his unit joined us in Kuwait - he didn't want anything to keep him from deploying in to harm's way with his men. Despite the chronic pain he must have endured, for four months, wearing 20 pounds of body armor, and carrying a 12 pound weapon, he mounted and dismounted his Humvee, humping an infantryman's load, and kept up with soldiers half his age. He never came by the aid station to ask for even a Motrin or a Tylenol. During a coordinated attack on one of our Forward Operating Bases, he took a mortar round to the face, and lived to tell the tale. We joked about the scar it left on his left cheek - he looked just like GI Joe!

He was finally told by an orthopedic surgeon in-country that if he didn't get his knee operated on, he'd have to reclassify his MOS. Hicks loved being a grunt, and would rather let a surgeon cut him than let the Army take him away from his beloved infantry.

But he was one of the most senior NCO's in his company, and stayed on until another NCO could "cover down," so that his soldiers would be taken care of in his absence.

He was 35 years old. He deployed with a chronically painful knee - and never said a word to his doc. He walked the ground with that bad knee, carrying a full combat load day after day, in 120 degree heat. He survived a mortar round to his face. He chose to submit to a surgeon's scalpal rather than be pulled from "humping the boonies" with his men. He voluntarily postponed surgery until he could be assurred that his men would be taken care of. Not until he was certain of this would he let us put him on the MEDEVAC chopper that fateful January day.

Jordan Gregory Hicks, your grandfather was a true hero, in every sense of the word. Be proud of of the name, and the heritage, you carry.

Melinda, words utterly fail to express the extent of my sorrow at the supreme sacrifice you and your family have made. I was truely privledged to have known your husband. He will forever be in my heart and in my prayers.

SFC Gregory Hicks - YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!"
LTC Michael Kwan of San Antonio, TX

"You have my respect and admiration, soldier. Thank you for giving your life for your country and fighting for the freedoms and ideals that I will inherit."
John Galt (high school student) of Tualatin, Oregon

"It's hard for us to believe it has been over a year. You are missed every day, and T. wishes nothing more than for you to be the one to pin him next week. He told me he knows you are still looking down on him, like a guardian angel, watching his every move, and helping make the right decisions. God Bless your family SFC Hicks, and keep them well."
The Jaeger's of Fort Hood, Texas

"What a blessing.....your first Grandchild born on January 8th 2005. One year from the date that you were taken from us.His name is Jordon Gregory, 9 lbs 11 oz 22 inches long. He is beautiful...Looks just like Jennifer. But I know you already know that because you were watching over us that day to give us such a blessing to help us make it through such a difficult day. Jordon will always know who his Grandpa is. We love & miss you."
your wife, melinda

"IT HAS BEEN 1 YEAR AGO TODAY, THAT YOU WERE TAKEN FROM US.JENNIFER & CHRIS ARE DOING GOOD. THEY REALLY MISS YOU ALOT. I SEE ALOT OF YOU IN BOTH OF THEM. CHRIS HAS STEPPED IN & BEEN THE MAN OF THE HOUSE. YOU ARE GONNA BE A GRANPA FOR THE FIRST TIME, BUT I KNOW YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT BECAUSE I JUST KNOW YOU SENT THIS BABY TO US TO HELP US MAKE IT THROUGH THIS YEAR. ANYDAY NOW. MAYBE EVEN HAPPEN TODAY.JENNIFER IS GONNA NAME HIM AFTER AFTER YOU.
THERE ISN'T A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I DONT THINK OF YOU & HOW MUCH I MISS YOU & LOVE YOU. YOUR SPIRIT WILL ALWAYS BE HERE WITH US. WE LOVE YOU & MISS YOU GREATLY.....HUGS & KISSES"
LOVE ALWAYS, YOU WIFE MELINDA & KIDS, JENNIFER & CHRIS

"He was one of my first squad leaders when I was a Pvt in Bco 1-23 INF at Ft Lewis, I remember being on Staff Duty with him one night. He saw that I was trying hard to shine my boots. He was the only NCO that I had that showed me how to get a really good spit shine on them. If you were a new Pvt in his platoon he would alway help you out on any questions or anything that you might have. I have been helping new soldiers as he had helped me. I will never forget you."
SGT Weinle, Lukus of Fort Lewis, WA

"A Headhunter never forgets."
of Mi

"To the family of Gregory Hicks. My son, who is in 1st grade, was given a project at his catholic school. He was to write a soldier in Iraq. We sent the letter in October of 2003. We recieved a wonderful response from Sgt Hicks, in early Dec 2003, saying he was so happy there were freedom loving Americans just like my son. Sgt Hicks letter was beautiful. It made me and my sons day and we prayed for him many times.
The school encouraged the children to write follow-up letters but it wasnt mandatory.
In late Dec 2003, we sent another letter to Sgt Hicks. The questions were what you would expect from a 7 year old boy. We waited with great anticipation for a response back from Sgt Hicks but it never came. However, we did receive my sons 2nd letter back and stamped that the Sgt Hicks was deceased.
I had never met Sgt Hicks but I wept when I realized he had been killed. I cannot tell you what a great man I think your father/husband is......even with a family he fought for the freedom of this country and for the freedom of others.
TO THE CHILDREN OF SGT HICKS.....IN MY EYES YOUR FATHER IS A HERO! A GREAT MAN! TO THE WIFE OF SGT HICKS......I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. FOR A VERY BRIEF PERIOD, HE MADE ME AND MY SONS LIFE VERY HAPPY.

God Bless you all

t.enzweiler@comcast.net"
Terry Enzweiler of Manteno, IL

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort and peace through their time of need and sorrow. May you rest forever in Heavenly peace."
a grateful citizen in arizona

"Sergeant Hicks, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"Gregory was a true hero. He was very brave with alot of courage. My prayers are with you that his family may be comforted. May God Bless Wanda
wandarogers2000@yahoo.com"
Wanda of Manchester,Tenn USA

"To the Hicks family, I'm the sister of one of the fallen soldiers who was with Sgt.Hicks and I would just like to send you my condolences. He is a hero in my eyes as he payed the utimate price for our freedom."
Regina Weaver USAF of Whiteman AFB, MO

"To my loving husband, A wonderful Father, our Hero. We Love you & miss you with every breathe we take. We will always be " Together in Spirit " Love Always your wife Melinda & children, Jennifer & Chris"
Melinda Hicks

"I met Sgt. Hick and he was my Squad leader in Baumholder, Germany. A very great person. I was invited along with other members of my squad to his house many times for cookouts. Great leader and person who looked out for us soldiers. On behalf of Jared Powell and me Brian Flexen, We are honored to have known him and served with him. Mrs. Hicks, I am very sorry and saddened by your lose. Chris, your dad was truely a great man who loved you very much."
Brian Flexen of Los Angeles, CA

"I know greg when i was a pvt and he was a spc at a small post in northern germany he was a great friend and i still have photos of us togather when we where both very young may god watch over you greg till we meet again...."
Frank wyatt of northfield N.H.

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Gregory, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi B from Montana "

"SGT. 1ST CLASS GREGORY B. HICKS was a very sweet and kind man. I didnt know him very well, but when I was in the hospital having a hard time, him and his beautiful wife came to cheer me up...he is my husbands SGT. He cared very much for all his soldiers...for everyone. He put everyone before him. I heard that he told his soldiers that he will make sure all of them come home from iraq...and now he is in the perfect place to do that...even though, we all wish very much he was still down here with us. My deepest condolences and sorrow goes to his whole family and all his friends and his soldiers. He IS a great man...and he will always be with us...and he will always he watching over us."
Lisa Miller of Fort Hood, Tx USA

"He was my first squad leader, mentor, and the best soldier I served with. SFC Hicks has a wonderful family and I had the pleasure of having Thanksgiving dinner with them one year. I learned a great deal from SFC Hicks and I can honestly say, he made a difference in my life. He took great care of his soldiers and brought out the best in all of us. SFC Gregory B. Hicks, you will be missed. You will always be in my memories and never forgotten. From your pals in Washington State."
Jason of Seattle, WA

"Sgt. 1st Class Hicks:
Thank you for fighting so that all of us here can sleep safely in our beds at night. There is no real way to say thank you for that kind of gift. Rest in Peace."
Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"You are now flying with the Angels. God Bless You. RIP Soldier."
The Taylors/USMC of NC

"We will miss him a great deal. I'll miss playing Hitman and going to Club North. I just wish i had the opportunity to see him one last time and tell him what a wonderful person, husband, and father he was. He is definitly a hero in my book! And to his family I am so sorry for your loss may God watch over you. I love you all."
abbi of washington

"This world can be better if we learn to enjoy one another and learn to listen to what others say."
Randy Marano of Cartersville Ga. U.S.A.

"Bless the "Brave Soldier" and the family and friends he has left behind. He and all of them are true heroes. May the Lord be with all of you."
Susan Long of Little Rock, Arkansas

"To The Family of Gregory B. Hicks. God has called Gregory up to serve with him, he will be sorly missed. My deepest prayers are with you and your family. With all my Love."
Reed of Inverness, Florida

"May you find comfort in knowing how many people share your sadness. Thanks to Gregory for fighting for our country. HE is a TRUE HERO! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless YOU ALL! We Will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family (USMC) of Lakeland, TN

"Thank you Gregory Hicks, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Hicks:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Gregory for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Hicks:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Gregory, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on